Those who have conversed with me over at the Temple Illuminatus know that I am fond of saying “it’s all relative” to just about any subject. I thought I would explore the whole idea further.
Is there one reality or multiple? In my opinion, what becomes or is reality is based upon personal and shared perceptions. Prior experiences all combine to create reality. Shared experiences within a group or a society work to create a shared reality. It is when an individual has a personal reality that is greatly skewed from the community’s shared reality that mental illness or another problem is diagnosed.
Reality isn’t set in stone. It’s all dependent on your perception. It’s all relative.
Okay, so what does this have to do with the price of anything?
I hear voices in my head. For the most part, it’s subconscious ramblings as I continually think but occasionally…
Occasionally a thought pops in there which I know didn’t originate from me. I consider these to be times in which the Gods are speaking to me. Most of the time it’s Modron providing a bit of insight or friendly advice, or Mareninka asking a question about modern humans.
I say the voices are the Gods.
A psychiatrist or psychologist might say they are my subconscious, or perhaps would ask how frequently I hear them or if they are telling me to harm myself or another, considering schizophrenia as a cause.
Practitioners and students of the various metaphysical arts might believe I am hearing angels, extra-terrestrials, beings from alternate dimensions, spirit guides, or possibly some other being.
Some followers of one of the world’s three monotheistic religions might believe this voice to be a demon or Satan or some other voice of evil as I am not Christian.
Some people might think I’m just imagining things.
It’s all relative. Your view of reality depends upon where you are standing.